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Since ATG took over management of the Theatre Royal in 2005 audiences have enjoyed a varied programme of shows and we’re delighted that this has led to what we believe to be a 50-year attendance record. Nearly 190,000 attenders passed through the doors in the past year - meaning more people than ever have been able to enjoy top quality shows in one of Britain’s most beautiful theatres. The good news continues with one of the strongest dance line-ups ever seen at the Theatre Royal. From classical to contemporary, Scottish to Brazilian, street dance to film adaptations, this season’s dance extravaganza is not to be missed. Scottish Ballet end 2009 with their magical winter show The Nutcracker; Off Kilter presents Scottish dance and music as you’ve never seen it before; Go Dance showcases the best local dance talent around; Traces combines contemporary and street dance with unbelievable circus skills; Rambert return after five years with a thrilling and diverse programme; English National Ballet perform the ultimate romantic ballet, Giselle; following two successful years at the Theatre Royal Richard Alston Dance Company are back; Northern Ballet Theatre bring acclaimed novel and film Dangerous Liaisons to life and Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker inject some Latin rhythms with Cruel. World class opera, award-winning drama and a brand new ice show are also on offer as we continue to present outstanding performances in an unbeatable setting. Richard Wingate Chief Executive
Richard Wingate with Rambert Dance Company Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin.
Rambert Dance Company Thu 11 - Sat 13 Feb
English National Ballet Wed 17 - Sat 20 Mar 16
Richard Alston Dance Company Tue 18 May
SCOTTISH BALLET The Nutcracker 12 - 31 December
Off Kilter 6 - 9 January
War and Peace 22 & 23 January Stephen K. Amos 1 February
Go Dance 26 - 30 January
Traces 4 - 6 February
Rambert 11 - 13 February
SCOTTISH OPERA La Bohème 27 February - 13 March
ENB Giselle 17 - 20 March
Lyric Club Beauty & the Beast 27 April - 1 May
SCOTTISH BALLET 2010 Season
The History Boys 10 - 15 May
Snow White on Ice 26 - 30 May
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‘WITTY, SPECTACULAR AND TEAR-JERKINGLY MOVING’
‘This Nutcracker feels as fresh and as zingy as a lemon meringue pie’ The Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘A Nutcracker like no other, full of mettle and class’ The Herald
DON’T MISS Scottish Ballet’s Christmas ‘Cracker event, perfect for ages 4+. See pg 23
‘This is one Nutcracker you could sample again and again’ The Scotsman
Sat 12 - Thu 31 Dec Sat 12 Dec 7.30pm Tue 15 & Wed 16 Dec 7.30pm Thu 17 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 18 Dec 7.30pm Sat 19 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Mon 21 & Tue 22 Dec 7.30pm Wed 23 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Thu 24 Dec 2pm Tue 29 & Wed 30 Dec 7.30pm Thu 31 Dec 2pm Choreography Ashley Page Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Designs Antony McDonald A magical dolls house, an evil governess and a nutcracker doll who may just be a handsome prince in disguise - this winter, prepare to enter a magical new world… Following on from the hugely successful productions of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty comes a revival of Artistic Director Ashley Page’s The Nutcracker, a sweet yet deliciously sharp take on ETA Hoffmann’s original story Nutcracker and the King of Mice. One Christmas Eve, Marie hears the story of a brave nutcracker who saves a princess from a horrible curse, and as she sleeps, she is transported into a surreal dream world where she must learn to fend for herself and discover the secret of true love. This fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story features stunning sets and costumes from international designer Antony McDonald, breathtaking choreography, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score played live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra and the phenomenally talented, passionate dancers of Scotland’s national dance company.
Christmas ‘Cracker A magical 1 hour introduction to the world of The Nutcracker for ages 4+ Wed 30 Dec 4pm Free Pre- show Talks with Resident Conductor, Richard Honner Fri 18 Dec 6.30pm with Artistic Director, Ashley Page Tue 29 Dec 6.30pm Family Insight (ages 10+) Sat 19 Dec 11am Touch Tour & Audio Described Perf Thu 17 & Sat 19 Dec 2pm preceded by touch tour 5
DANCE AND MUSIC SPECTACULAR WITH A SCOTTISH SPIN
Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
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ONE NIGHT SPECIAL
World premiere of the original version of Prokofiev’s Opera.
STEPHEN K. AMOS
Based on Tolstoy’s monumental novel, spanning decades and thousands of miles. A tale of the young Natasha, the men in her life and the epic conflict taking place on the world stage. The threat of Napoleon is never far away and Russia’s fate hangs in the balance.
‘Excellent opera, perceptively conducted’ The Herald on Gianni Schicchi / L’Heure Espagnole 2007 Production sponsored by Standard Life. Sung in Russian. Running time approx 3 hours.
THE FEELGOOD FACTOR Welcome to Stephen K Amos’ third solo stand-up comedy tour of the UK. He's back with a brand new show for 2010. It’s full to bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before. Forget the credit crunch and welcome to The Feelgood Factor! ‘Born to entertain' The Guardian ‘A hurricane of relentlessly energetic charisma, Amos has the crowd eating out of his hand and unites everyone in laughter’ The List Age limit 16+
Fri 22 & Sat 23 Jan 7.15pm
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‘A SPECTACULAR DELIGHT THAT WILL ROB YOU OF YOUR BREATH’ The Sunday Times
‘One of the most creative and inspiring pieces of entertainment I’ve ever witnessed’
Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jan 2010 7.30pm Bursting on to the Theatre Royal stage for a third year, Go Dance is fast becoming a highlight in the Scottish dance calendar. With a different programme over five nights, this ambitious festival celebrates the work of dance schools, vocational colleges and community groups with a vibrant mix of dance styles; from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to jazz. Go Dance 10 promises to be our biggest, boldest and best so far with dancers of all ages wowing audiences with their talent, energy and passion for dance. This unique event brings together over 40 dance groups from across the country all sharing the copy sheer joy and exhilaration of live dance performance. If you love dance then don’t miss Go Dance 10. Due to popular demand we are now taking applications for Go Dance 11. If you are a dance group, school or college and would like to take part please contact the Creative Learning team on 0141 240 1309/1310. Go Dance weekly ticket See all five nights for the price of three! Weekly tickets from £18 - £33 8
‘So thrilling, it will surely make an entire generation run away and join the circus’ The Guardian
Mesmeric, spontaneous and unpretentious’
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Since taking the Edinburgh Festival by storm in 2007, followed by sell-out seasons in London’s West End, New York, Paris and Montreal, award-winning Traces tours the UK for the first time. Traces is a high energy, dazzling display of urban acrobatics that combines traditional circus skills with basketball, skateboarding, a mix of street and contemporary dance, traditional theatre, humour and amazing audio visual effects. Set to a soundtrack that includes hip-hop, rock‘n’roll, blues and classical music, this infectious, funky and pioneering new brand of circus is a thrill-a-minute that will leave you begging for more. The five ultra talented performers reveal snippets of their own personal stories throughout the show, drawing the audience in until the dramatic climax leaves them on the edge of their seats.
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A BEAUTIFUL NEW WORK TO TANTALISE THE SENSES
‘As near-perfect an evening of modern dance as mere mortals can expect’ The Sunday Express
‘The dancers are magnificent’
Sat 27 Feb 7.15pm Wed 3 Mar 7.15pm Sat 6 Mar 7.15pm Thu 11 Mar 7.15pm Sat 13 Mar 2.15pm
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COMEDY OF CHANGE TOUR 2010 Rambert Dance Company returns to the Theatre Royal after five years with a thrilling and diverse programme of new dance works. The company’s 22 dancers are among the finest and most versatile in the world and uplifting live music from the Rambert Orchestra superbly enhances the experience. After the universal successes of Constant Speed (2005) and Eternal Light (2008), Artistic Director Mark Baldwin creates a brand new work that will tantalise the senses and stimulate the mind. Created to commemorate 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin’s momentous On the Origin of Species, The Comedy of Change is set to a specially commissioned score by renowned British composer Julian Anderson and designed by one of Paris’ leading lights of contemporary art, Kader Attia. It skilfully blends dance and science into a stunning, energetic and striking performance. The performance also features two equally breathtaking works: Hush, a new, light-hearted creation by one of Britain’s most popular choreographers, Christopher Bruce, and the irresistible samba-inspired lines and curves of Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva, featuring one of Rambert’s largest ever casts. 10
Photo Eric Richmond & Joe Swift Background image © Charles Smith/Corbis Hush Photo: Anthony Crickmay
SCOTTISH PREMIERE Sung in Italian with English supertitles
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This iconic opera tells the story of the love affair between Mimì and the struggling writer Rodolfo. The welcome return of an audience favourite, Tony Award-winning director Stewart Laing’s production presents a traditional tale in a contemporary context – the exciting modern art scene of 21st-century New York. Young artists, living and working in stark studio apartments, turn loft spaces into art galleries. When Rodolfo sees Mimì for the first time, they fall hopelessly in love – but the course of true love rarely runs smoothly. Encompassing dramatic passion and the pain of being young, poor and in love, Puccini’s whirling melodic score moves from revelry to romance as it carries the story toward its tragic conclusion. Young Irish soprano Celine Byrne and French tenor Avi Klemberg, make their Scottish Opera débuts. Nadine Livingston sings Musetta. Scottish Opera Music Director Francesco Corti conducts.
Pre-show Talk Sat 13 Mar 1pm Touch Tour & Audio Described Performance Sat 13 Mar 1pm La bohème Unwrapped Tue 2 Mar 6pm
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A MAGICAL SHOW WITH THE WEST END WOW FACTOR! Featuring the classic songs
Be Our Guest Belle There’s Something There and of course
Beauty and the Beast
Giselle is the ultimate romantic ballet, a tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love. English National Ballet’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a ghostly, moonlit world of mystery and menace. Giselle is in love with the handsome Duke Albrecht, but when she discovers that he has deceived her she dies of a broken heart. By Giselle’s grave in a mist-wreathed forest glade, vengeful spirits of abandoned brides force men to dance to their death. Giselle returns as a ghost, and her deep love for Albrecht saves him.
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Adolphe Adam’s music, played by English National Ballet’s symphony orchestra, is an exquisite accompaniment to the thoroughly magical choreography.
Pre-show Talk Thu 18 Mar 6.15pm
Giselle is presented with the prelude Men Y Men, a new choreography by Wayne Eagling. Men Y Men is designed to challenge the men of the company in a daring and thrilling new piece set to music by Rachmaninoff.
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Seen by over 25 million people and nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this record-breaking theatrical phenomenon has left audiences gasping wherever it has played. Now Lyric, one of the UK's top musical theatre companies, brings the show to the Glasgow amateur stage for the very first time. But there will be nothing amateur about this production. Spectacular scenery, sumptuous costumes, magical effects, topclass performers and a 19 piece live orchestra will combine to bring you a truly wonderful piece of theatre you will simply love. Tickets are likely to sell fast so make sure you get in early and book your seats for a spectacle yet unrivalled on the Glasgow amateur stage and certainly in Lyric's long and proud history. Enchanting and emotive, hilarious and heart-warming, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a show you won't want to miss.
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‘BREATHTAKING - A TRIUMPH’ Sunday Herald
SEE PAGE 20 FOR DETAILS Tue 20 - Sat 24 Apr Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2pm Choreography Krzysztof Pastor Music Sergei Prokofiev Free Pre-show Talks with Artistic Director, Ashley Page Thu 22 Apr 6.30pm with Resident Conductor, Richard Honner Fri 23 Apr 6.30pm Scottish Ballet presents a powerful modern retelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, created by Dutch National Ballet resident choreographer Krzysztof Pastor. Scottish Ballet dancers, for whom the piece was created, bring these iconic roles to life with emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. The story, as timeless as love itself, is performed against a striking multi-media backdrop and is set to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Don’t miss this chance to experience this must-see production.
‘The most original and evocative performance ever, outstanding in absolutely every respect’ Audience member 14
Insight Event (ages 12+) Sat 24 Apr 11am (Tickets £5/ £3 Conc / £12 Family of 4) Audio Described Perf Sat 24 Apr 2pm, preceded by touch tour Ambassador Friends and Friends of Scottish Ballet £10 OFF top 3 prices Wed 21 Apr 7.30 pm Thu 22 April 2pm
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Scottish Ballet’s dancers showcase their phenomenal passion, technique and artistry in a dynamic triple bill, including a brand new work by San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Val Caniparoli. Thu 16 - Sat 18 Sep Thu - Sat eves 7.30pm Free Pre-show Talk with Artistic Director, Ashley Page Fri 17 Sep 6.30pm Audio Described Perf Fri 17 Sep 7.30pm, preceded by touch tour Ambassador Friends and Friends of Scottish Ballet £10 OFF top 3 prices Fri 17 Sep
Making a welcome return to the Theatre Royal, Ashley Page’s vivid reworking of the much-loved fairytale transports Cinderella’s search for her Prince to a decadent ‘Vivienne Westwood meets Andy Warhol’ 18th century France.
‘Magnificent, fizzing with choreographic invention throughout’ The Herald Tue 14 - Fri 31 Dec Eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2pm Ambassador Friends and Friends of Scottish Ballet £10 OFF top 3 prices Wed 15 Dec 7.30pm 15
‘BLISSFULLY FUNNY. IN SHORT, A SUPERB, LIFE-ENHANCING PLAY’ Guardian
THE RUSSIAN ICE STARS
‘Deeply affecting, deliciously funny’ Time Out
‘One of the finest plays Alan Bennett has ever written. This is a wonderful evening, as heart-catching as it is hilarious’
‘Breathtaking and stunning to watch’
THE HISTORY BOYS by Alan Bennett
One of the great plays of the decade, The History Boys is set in a school in the North of England where a boisterous bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys are attempting to gain entrance to Oxford and Cambridge whilst fending off the distractions of sport and sex. In Alan Bennett’s much-loved play, staffroom battles and the anarchy of adolescence provide a rich vein of comedy. The History Boys opened in May 2004 at the National Theatre to rave reviews and a sell-out run and went on to become one of their biggest ever hits, winning no less than 30 major awards including both Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Play. In 2005, a film was made with the entire original cast, many of whom have subsequently become household names. This will be the first major revival of the play since the original National Theatre production. Alan Bennett is one of the most distinctive voices in British theatre. Wry and tender, his impeccably-observed plays include Talking Heads, Single Spies, Forty Years On, Habeas Corpus, The Madness of George III and The Lady in the Van.
‘A major play by a writer I believe to be among the greatest of our time’
‘Superb ice dance spectacular’ Eastern Daily Press
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THE FAIREST STORY OF THEM ALL ON ICE The world famous Russian Ice Stars will take you on a magical journey to the heart of the best-loved fairytale of all time, Snow White. The original story of an enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, the ultimate Prince Charming and a shiny red apple comes to life on ice, with ballet, gymnastics and aerial aerobatics to create a breathtaking and mesmerising experience. This spell-binding show promises to be lavish and spectacular, dazzling the whole family with its sheer beauty and elegance. www.snowwhiteonice.com
Wed 26 - Sun 30 May Wed - Sun eves 7.30pm Thu, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Family Ticket £80 Group of 4, max 2 adults Wed & Thu 7.30pm & Sat & Sun mats Price bands A & B Ambassador Friends 2 FOR 1 top 4 prices Wed 26 May F G S
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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY Richard Alston's Overdrive takes up the pulsating rhythm of Terry Riley's music and runs with it to the wire - shifting, changing direction, curving over and under but never pausing for breath. Alston's light hearted Shuffle It Right features the jazzy songs of Hoagy Carmichael. His exquisitely beautiful Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms is performed to pieces by the 17th century lute master Denis Gaultier and contemporary music for mandolin. ‘Fast paced and utterly exhilarating’ Sunday Times
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Northern Ballet Theatre’s Dangerous Liaisons is a sensual tale of the games people play in the name of love. Seduction, conquest and revenge are played out to Vivaldi’s sizzling Four Seasons as two ex-lovers go head to head in a deadly dance. With their unique blend of ballet and drama NBT are the perfect company to bring you a thrilling dance adaptation of the scandalous novel and acclaimed film.
Book now for the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. Audiences are guaranteed an evening of unremitting tension as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.
Wed 2 - Sat 5 Jun Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
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COMPANHIA DE DANÇA DEBORAH COLKER with CRUEL The hottest Brazilian dance company returns to the UK in 2010 with a completely new production, Cruel, that involves love, lovers and family bonds that bind and unbind. The tour includes Glasgow for the first time. Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1994 Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker is famed for mixing classical and contemporary dance. Today this Olivier Award-winning group with 16 stunning dancers are one of Brazil’s most popular, with a reputation for excellence that stretches around the world. Tue 22 & Wed 23 Jun 7.30pm Ambassador Friends 2 FOR 1 top 4 prices Tue 22 Jun 19
THE KING’S AND THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW: WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT FOR A WORLD CLASS CITY
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Carol Smillie stars in
HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES Mon 1 - Sat 6 Mar Paisley Musical & Operatic Society
If you like what’s on offer at the Theatre Royal, take a look at the top class entertainment available at our sister venue the King’s.
Gerard Kelly, Karen Dunbar, Keith Jack & Gavin Mitchell star in
ALADDIN PURE PANTO GENIE-US! Fri 4 Dec - Sun 17 Jan
THE CHINESE STATE CIRCUS Tue 19 - Sun 24 Jan
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE Mon 25 Jan
Tue 9 - Sat 13 Mar
MAGNERS GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL Featuring FRANKIE BOYLE, HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI, PAM AYRES, SEAN LOCKE, RHOD GILBERT, PAUL MERTON, DAVE GORMAN & LEE MACK Thu 18 - Sat 28 Mar Ray Davies stars in
COME DANCING Mon 29 Mar - Sat 3 Apr
PEPPA PIG’S PARTY
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia
Wed 7 & Thu 8 Apr
Brenda Cochrane stars in
Tue 26 & Wed 27 Jan
JUST FOR JOE
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Thu 28 & Fri 29 Jan
SWAN LAKE Sat 30 Jan Willy Russell’s
BLOOD BROTHERS Tue 2 - Sat 13 Feb Smooth Radio’s
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Apr National Theatre of Scotland present
PETER PAN Fri 23 Apr - Sat 8 May
LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN Mon 10 - Sat 15 May
THE RAT PACK
LOVE THE BEATLES
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May
Sun 14 Feb
DERREN BROWN - ENIGMA
DANCING IN THE STREETS
Thu 20 - Sat 22 May
Mon 15 - Sat 20 Feb
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
Mon 24 - Sat 29 May
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
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GROUPS AND SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 10am-6pm Mon-Fri Did you realise that if you get a group of people together you can save money on a trip to the theatre? All groups are welcome youth clubs, senior groups, friends and family, schools and nurseries, corporate events or work nights out. You can benefit from the expertise offered by our team of seven Group Advisers who work in your area. Your Adviser can handle your request for groups of 10+ (20+ for panto) and offer the following services: ★ Organise bookings on your behalf ★ Offer substantial savings on theatre tickets ★ Special discounts for first time groups ★ ‘Reserve Now - Pay Later’ Pay only one month before the show ★ Backstage tours and illustrated talks featuring the King’s and Theatre Royal Glasgow 22
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FEATURED GROUP OFFER OF THE SEASON English National Ballet Wed 17 - Sat 20 Mar Groups 10+ £15.50 per ticket price bands A - C Thu 2pm Groups 10+ pupils/full-time students £12.50 per ticket price bands B - D Wed & Thu 7.30pm, £6 per ticket price bands B - D Thu 2pm Similar discounts are available for most shows. Call Group Sales for more information.
The Creative Learning Department aims to enhance the theatre experience by providing fun, engaging activities for our audiences. SCOTTISH BALLET’S CHRISTMAS ‘CRACKER (ages 4+, 1hr) Want to introduce your children or grandchildren to ballet? Let Scottish Ballet transport them to the magical world of The Nutcracker, where they will meet characters from the show and learn how ballet tells a story without words. Christmas ‘Cracker brings the magic of Scottish Ballet’s winter production to life before their eyes! Wed 30 Dec 4 - 5pm. Adults £9, Concs £5, Family of 4 £22. Call the box office to book.
comprehensive education package to support their production. Teacher Inset (3 hour workshop) Rambert Company Workshop in schools (3 available) Rambert Dance Workshop for Adults Rambert Youth Dance Workshop For further information and to register your interest please contact Creative Learning.
GO DANCE 11! If you would like to apply to take part in our annual dance festival in 2011 please contact Creative Learning for an application form.
ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET Exploring Giselle and Men Y Men The full performance preceded by an insight into the ballets by Artistic Director Wayne Eagling. A fantastic opportunity for school and ballet groups. Thu 18 Mar 2pm Giselle and Men Y Men Free pre-performance talk. A must for all ballet fans. Thu 18 Mar 6.15pm. Call the box office to book.
RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY This world renowned company are in Glasgow as part of their spring tour. We are delighted to offer a
RICHARD ALSTON This exciting dance company is dedicating a whole day to its education work here in Glasgow. If you would like
to take part please contact Creative Learning. EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES The Creative Learning Department provides a range of participatory arts workshops designed to support work in the classroom and the national curriculum. We can deliver bespoke workshops in our theatres or in your school that will develop skills and encourage creativity. For further information on any of the above or our talks, tours or work experience programme please contact: Karen Townsend Creative Learning Manager 0141 240 1309 karentownsend@ theambassadors.com Alison Cowan Learning Development Manager (Wed - Fri) 0141 240 1310 alisoncowan@ theambassadors.com Or why not visit our web pages www.atgcreative learning.co.uk/glasgow
HOW TO FIND US The Theatre Royal is located at the very top of Hope Street at the junction of Cowcaddens Road to the north of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains, underground and buses all within yards of the theatre.
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BY CAR Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-onfoot (credit cards accepted) multistorey car park one block from the theatre in Cambridge St. Parking after 6pm costs £1.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 9am the following day. Leave the car park on foot by the Cowcaddens Rd exit, follow Cowcaddens Rd for one block and the Theatre Royal is on your right. If you have an orange or blue badge you can park free of charge for as long as you wish in surrounding Pay & Display spaces. There are other car parks at Dundasvale and Concert Sq. Eastbound on the M8 Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the 1st set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into West George St. Turn 1st left into Douglas St then continue
(Blythswood Sq on your right) until you reach Sauchiehall St, having crossed both West Regent St and Bath St. Turn right into Sauchiehall St, then left into Rose St at the beginning of the pedestrianised area. Turn 1st right into Renfrew St then 1st left into Cambridge St. The car park is on your right. Westbound on the M8 Exit at J17. Turn left at the 1st set of traffic lights into West Graham St. Turn right at the major traffic lights into Cowcaddens Rd then first right into Cambridge St. The car park is on your left. BY TRAIN - Queen St Leave Queen St station by the Dundas St exit (to your right from high level trains). Walk straight ahead across the taxi rank and into Dundas Lane. Turn right into Buchanan St and follow the pedestrianised area into Sauchiehall St then turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is around 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. BY TRAIN - Central Leave Central station by the main entrance. Turn left into Gordon St then first right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is at the
top of Hope St 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.networkrail.co.uk. BY UNDERGROUND Leave Cowcaddens station & turn right. Walk alongside Cowcaddens Rd for around 200yds & turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is in front of you. BY BUS A wide variety of local bus routes stop close to the Theatre Royal. Longer distance services arrive at Buchanan Bus Station. Leave the bus station by the clock and head up Killermont St. Turn right up Hope St and the Theatre Royal is on your right. For timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus info call 0141 423 6600 8.30am - 6pm Mon - Fri and 8.30am - 12.30pm Sat. BY COACH Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.
CORPORATE MEMBERS AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP Theatre Royal Glasgow is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), currently the largest theatre group in the West End and separately, the second largest in the UK regions, with a total of 23 venues. ATG currently owns and operates 10 high profile West End Theatres: the Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Phoenix, Playhouse, Piccadilly, Savoy and Trafalgar Studios. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors, Woking; Theatre Royal Brighton; Victoria Hall and Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent; Milton Keynes Theatre; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Richmond Theatre; King’s and Theatre Royal in Glasgow and New Wimbledon Theatre. Current and recent ATG successes in London include Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, Elling, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.
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PHONE SALES 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee) Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm Sun 10am - 8pm GROUPS & SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm www.ambassadortickets.com/glasgow Prices are subject to up to a £2 booking fee online*
BOOKING IN PERSON Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA - open one hour before each performance. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN. 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat (8pm on performance nights). Counter Sales for the evening’s performances only after 6pm. BOOKING BY PHONE Use Mastercard, Maestro and Visa on bookings of £5 or more; bookings are instantly confirmed. A £2.75 transaction fee will be added to all telephone bookings, excluding Friends and group bookings, to cover admin and postage charges. BOOKING BY POST Cheques are payable to Glasgow Theatres Ltd. Post to: King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN. CONDITIONS OF SALE Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE! Shows marked with this symbol S . King’s shows can be included to qualify for Subscribe and Save discount. Book for 3 shows and save £3 per ticket. Book for 4 shows and save £4 per ticket. Rates apply to price bands A & B only and not to Fri and Sat eves. You must book the same number of seats for each show at the initial time of booking to be eligible. One discount per person. Shows not marked with S are excluded from the scheme. FRIENDS On shows marked with an F
all Friends can claim Friends Best Discounts (see show pages for details), £3 off price bands S - B on all Friday evenings and all matinees. Only one discount applicable per ticket. Subject to availability. CONCESSIONS Price bands A - C for Mon - Thu eves, some matinees and some one night events. Full time students, unwaged and over 60s: £3 OFF; under 16s: £5 OFF. Concessions may vary - call 0844 871 7647 for full details. GROUPS AND SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 10am - 6pm Mon - Fri. For events marked G the following rates apply: for most productions (price bands A - C on Mon-Thu eves and Sat mats), groups of 40+ can SAVE £5 OFF each ticket, groups of 20+ SAVE £4, and groups of 10+ SAVE £2. Separate group discounts apply to some shows. Special school rates are also available to groups of 10+ pupils / full-time students. DPAs You can benefit from the expertise offered by our team of 7 District Publicity Assistants who cover most of West and Central Scotland. Your local DPA can handle your request for a group of 10+, help you to make substantial savings, offer additional discount on your tickets for a first group visit (conditions apply), answer any queries you may have on extended payment terms and priority booking and arrange a backstage tour or an illustrated talk to your group depending on the distance from the theatre. For details of your nearest DPA call our Groups Department on 0141 240 1122. EQUAL ACCESS The Theatre Royal welcomes and provides facilities for elderly and disabled people of all ages. There is level access to the Stalls, Café Royal and adapted toilets. Wheelchair spaces are available in
BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS! the Stalls for all performances and guide dogs are welcome. The Theatre Royal has an infra-red system to aid people with hearing difficulties. For full details of all facilities for people with disabilities please contact the Box Office. Our brochure is available on audio-tape. To receive a copy, please call the Box Office on 0844 871 7647. Audio Described Performance Signed Performance Captioned Performance Touch Tour GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal present; gift vouchers can be exchanged at either the Theatre Royal or King’s. Call the Box Office for details. REFRESHMENTS - BEFORE AND DURING THE SHOW Café Royal - fully licensed and open on performance days 2 hours before each show commences and during intervals. Circle Café - situated in the Hemmings Foyer of the Dress Circle level providing drinks 60 minutes before each performance commences. There are fully licensed bars on all levels of the auditorium, open before performances and during the interval. RESTORATION £1 of the ticket price paid on some shows goes to the restoration of the Theatre Royal.
The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to press. Glasgow Theatres Ltd reserve the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary. Data Protection We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for customers from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you don’t want to receive information from us and / or third parties or have any queries contact the Box Office.
Price band* The Nutcracker Tue - Thu eves & Wed & Sat mats Fri & Sat eves Thu mat Off Kilter War & Peace
£24** £27** £20**
£21 £25 £17
£19 £22 £15
£17 £21 £13
£11 £15 £9
£24.50 £22.50 £19.50 £17.50 £15.50 £21
Go Dance 10 Stephen K Amos
Adults £11, Children £6 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Giselle Wed & Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
£30 £32 £26
£27 £30 £23
£22 £26 £21
£20 £24 £15
£13 £16 £11
4 Tier Seating Plan
£33 £35 £29
Scottish Ballet Romeo & Juliet Tue - Thu eves & Sat mat £24.50** £21.50 £19.50 £17.50 £11.50 Fri & Sat eves £27.50** £25.50 £22.50 £21.50 £15.50 Thu mat £20.50** £17.50 £15.50 £13.50 £9.50 Beauty and the Beast Tue eve Wed & Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves The History Boys Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat Richard Alston Snow White on Ice Wed - Sun eves Sat & Sun mats Thu mat Dangerous Liaisons Wed & Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat The Woman in Black Mon - Thu eves Fri & Sat eves Sat mat Thu mat Deborah Colker
2 Tier Seating Plan applies to Traces, Richard Alston, Deborah Colker
£26 £23 £19 £16 £27 £24 £20 £17 £20.50 £18.50 £16.50 £14.50
£13 £14 £12
£29 £30 £23.50
£19.50 £17.50 £14.50
£19 £17 £14
£14 £15 £11
£29 £28 £24
£26 £25 £21
£23 £22 £19
£21 £19 £18
Scottish Opera Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony
£46 £63 £49 £17
£36 £61 £36 £10
£33 £49 £17
£27.50 £24.50 £19.50 £15.50 £11.50 £29.50 £26.50 £21.50 £16.50 £13.50 £22.50 £22.50 £19.50 £14.50 £11.50
£24 £25 £22 £20
£21 £22 £19 £18
£16 £17 £15 £14
£19.50 £17.50 £14.50
£30.50 £32.50 £25.50
£13 £14 £13 £12
£11 £12 £11 £10
£27 £28 £25 £23
Scottish Ballet Autumn 2010 Thu eve Fri & Sat eves Cinderella Tue - Thu eves & Fri & Sat mats Fri & Sat eves Thu mat
Scottish Opera 4 Tier Seating Plan £19* £21*
£25** £28** £21**
£22 £26 £18
£20 £23 £16
£18 £22 £14
£12 £16 £10
Price band S relates to Premium seats situated in the Front Stalls and Dress Circle. * Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £3 ** Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £7, £5 for Thu mats. A separate seating plan applies to Beauty and the Beast. Please call Box Office for further information.
new Friends scheme!
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Join Ambassador Theatre Group’s (ATG) new Friends scheme, Ambassador Friends, designed to give you more benefits than ever before! Ambassador Friends applies across all ATG venues regionally and in the West End.
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Benefits include EXCLUSIVE PRIORITY BOOKING AMBASSADOR FRIENDS’ DISCOUNTS AT YOUR HOME VENUE AND ATG’S WEST END VENUES AMBASSADOR FRIENDS’ STANDARD DISCOUNTS AT OTHER ATG REGIONAL VENUES (WHEN PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS) PRE-BOOK THEATRE DRINKS AND MERCHANDISE ONLINE DEDICATED AMBASSADOR FRIENDS HOTLINE - 0844 871 7641 NO ONLINE FEES FOR MOST PRODUCTIONS THE HISTORY BOYS
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